It's time to change the face of poverty, to live our faith authentically, and to get involved with the people who need help. It's time to sub-merge ourselves, to go deep--beneath the surface of shallow living--and make a difference in our world! Follow author John Hayes as he lives out his faith on some of the toughest streets and poorest ghettos in the world. Learn what real compassion looks like in the trenches. Discover why people of faith cannot ignore the poor and how the St. Francis model of compassion can help alleviate suffering today. You'll also be energized to action through an inside look at the workings of InnerCHANGE, a mission organization that seeks to work among the poor, rather than just offering aid and handouts. Readers will come away with practical ways they can work for justice and find significance in the process.
JOHN B. HAYES has had a lifelong interest in the needs of the poor. He and his wife, Deanna, are general directors of InnerCHANGE, a mission order which works among the poor in five countries, sharing the good news in words and works through personal relationships. In the summer of 1984, he relocated his family to the poorest, most overcrowded street in Orange County at the time. He was determined to launch a holistic ministry that establishes its personnel in the inner city to minister inside-out. The Hayeses and their two daughters, Savannah and Alexandra, later moved to the inner city of San Francisco and will soon relocate to one of the poorest neighborhoods in London, England. John graduated from Princeton and received his master's in International Relations from Yale.
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